Granlibakken Tahoe is a ski area located in the state of California in USA. The resort is in the town of Tahoe City, CA.
We recently ranked all of California's ski resorts, so you can see where Granlibakken Tahoe stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Granlibakken Tahoe is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Granlibakken Tahoe. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Granlibakken Tahoe's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Granlibakken Tahoe around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Granlibakken Tahoe Terrain Overview
Granlibakken Tahoe has a total of 2 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Granlibakken Tahoe is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 74 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 30 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Granlibakken Tahoe Elevation
Granlibakken Tahoe has a summit elevation of 6,350 feet, or 1,935 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,186 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 164 feet (50 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Granlibakken Tahoe's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Granlibakken Tahoe Difficulty Level
14.1out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Granlibakken Tahoe has 74 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Granlibakken Tahoe is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 50% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Granlibakken Tahoe good for beginners?
Granlibakken Tahoe is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Granlibakken Tahoe Location
Granlibakken Tahoe is located in the state of California, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Tahoe City, CA.
Tahoe City, CA 96145 USA
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Getting to Granlibakken Tahoe
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Granlibakken Tahoe), its coordinates of 39.15600, -120.15700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Tahoe City, CA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Granlibakken Tahoe.
|Reno–Tahoe International Airport||RNO||Reno, NV||32 mi|
|Sacramento International Airport||SMF||Sacramento, CA||83 mi|
|Oakland International Airport||OAK||Oakland, CA||149 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Granlibakken Tahoe.
|Sacramento Mather Airport||MHR||Sacramento, CA||74 mi|
|Redding Municipal Airport||RDD||Redding, CA||147 mi|
|Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport||STS||Santa Rosa, CA||150 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Granlibakken Tahoe, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Granlibakken Tahoe.
|Alpine Meadows||Olympic Valley, CA||8,673 ft||56%||4 mi|
|Palisades Tahoe||Olympic Valley, CA||9,050 ft||76%||5 mi|
|Homewood||Homewood, CA||7,800 ft||51%||5 mi|
|Northstar||Truckee, CA||8,610 ft||51%||8 mi|
|Sugar Bowl||Truckee, CA||8,383 ft||51%||11 mi|
|Donner Ski Ranch||Norden, CA||7,781 ft||36%||14 mi|
|Tahoe Donner||Truckee, CA||7,350 ft||25%||15 mi|
|Boreal||Soda Springs, CA||7,700 ft||29%||16 mi|
|Soda Springs||Soda Springs, CA||7,300 ft||30%||17 mi|
|Mount Rose||Reno, NV||9,700 ft||58%||18 mi|
|Heavenly||South Lake Tahoe, CA||10,067 ft||71%||19 mi|
|Sierra-at-Tahoe||South Lake Tahoe, CA||8,852 ft||51%||24 mi|
|Kirkwood||Kirkwood, CA||9,800 ft||56%||33 mi|
|Dodge Ridge||Pinecrest, CA||8,200 ft||52%||68 mi|
Granlibakken Tahoe Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||6,350 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,186 ft|
|Vertical Drop||164 ft|
(50% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|